Food doesn’t just happen. Where there is food you’ll find people, and where people eat there are always stories. Join Scranchester Tours for a feast of edible culture as you rediscover Manchester’s past and present through its food. As well as showing you great food from some of the city’s hidden gems, you will encounter some of the stranger sides of Manchester’s food culture. From the colonial origins of Manchester’s tea shops and the Italian ice cream families of Little Italy to the birth of vegetarianism. This city is full to the brim with culinary curiosities.
Rob, your Scranchester guide, is thoroughly knowledgeable and will show you the city through the lens of Manchester’s Victorian past. As well as being passionate about the food, he drops intriguing stories and chunks of knowledge as you eat. During the tour, you might even get the chance to learn about your own sense of taste and how it differs to those around you. Eat The City gives you a really good overview of Manchester’s city centre passing through the northern quarter, china town and Deansgate. You’ll see how industry directly shaped the buildings and culinary culture around each area. It’s clear, however, that underlying the different exteriors of the places you visit is a common theme. Each establishment aims to do something seemingly simple to a really high standard, resulting in a varied but delicious menu. Vegetarian options are available at every stop and Rob takes into account any dietary requirements or allergies.
Eat The City runs on Saturdays, starting at 10:30, you will spend around 3 and a half hours eating your way through 8 tasters. Each one with a story and significance behind it. Although the dishes are described as tasters you will definitely not leave the tour feeling hungry. Check the website for tour dates, to get the most out of the experience it’s recommended that you turn up with a hunger to learn something new about the city as well as an appetite for some top scran!